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A reflection on how to get an A* and Top in China for IGCSE Biology 0

A reflection on how to get an A* and Top in China for IGCSE Biology

One of our students Elkie Chan achieved the Top mark in China in the June 2017 IGCSE Biology examination. He was presented with an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award at a recent ceremony in Shanghai....

Constructing a Mesocosm 0

Constructing a Mesocosm

This week the grade 12 biologists constructed a closed hopefully sustainable ecosystem in a bottle.  We discussed what is required for a sustainable ecosystem including the role of autotrophs, hetrotrophs, detritivores and saprotrophs. The...

Modelling Muscle Structure and Contraction 0

Modelling Muscle Structure and Contraction

The grade 11 students have been studying muscles and movement this week. They modelled the structure of the sacromere using pipe cleaners and drew diagrams to explain the molecular basis of the sliding filament...

Futurelearn- free online course: Developing your Research Project. Great for Extended Essay students. 0

Futurelearn- free online course: Developing your Research Project. Great for Extended Essay students.

    This is a great free online course focused on developing research and writing skills relevant to the IBDP Extended Essay. I strongly recommend this short course for all grade 11 students as...

Karyotypes and Karyograms 0

Karyotypes and Karyograms

   In grade 12 Biology we studied the structure of chromosomes and how they can be aligned into homologous pairs based on their size, banding pattern and position of the centromere (karyotyping). Alligning the...

Modeling Mitotic Cell Division 0

Modeling Mitotic Cell Division

The grade 10 biology students are studying Cell division and inheritance. We have looked at the stages of mitosis that allows the DNA on chromosomes to be copied to form sister chromatids. We then...

Sheep Brain and Eye dissection 0

Sheep Brain and Eye dissection

  The G10 coordinated Science (Biology) class have been studying how the nervous system detects changes in the environment and coordinates an appropriate response. We broke down the steps required to catch a pen...

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